France is the most visited country in the world, receiving over 80 million tourists every year. The French are infamous for often being on strike, resulting in cancelled flights, trains, etc. If they could issue the rest of the world with calendars of their future strike dates so people know when to not visit, it would certainly be much appreciated.
It is often said Paris is one of the most romantic cities. The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are indeed huge crowd drawers but I personally found Paris to be very overrated. The city is dingy and expensive. Parisians are famously very proud, and will often pretend to not speak english.